Sunday, August 2, 2009

8/23: Holocaust survivor speaks at Hillsboro

Hillsboro Main Library is pleased to present a talk by Auschwitz survivor Helen Handler, Sunday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

At age 16, Helen Handler was deported, with her family, from Hungary and deposited on the Auschwitz-Birkenau train platform. They were then separated. She never saw them again, never to learn how they died or where they were buried.

Handler survived Auschwitz, then another concentration camp, and in the last days of WWII, a death march, and being closed with one thousand others in a huge barn. Only 30 survived.

Over the next five years, she went from country to country and hospital to hospital. For two years she couldn't even sit up. Eventually, she ended up in United States.

The Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, just east of the Hillsboro Airport, and just south of Dawson Creek Drive.